Platinum Level Sponsors
Novo Nordisk is pleased to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference, supporting the Family and Friends Banquet and Sports Central.
Since 1981, LifeScan, Inc. has been committed to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes. They revolutionized home blood glucose testing with the introduction of OneTouch® Technology in 1987. An innovator in self-monitoring, more than three million people depend on OneTouch® Brand Meters for simple testing and accurate results. LifeScan, an early sponsor of Children With Diabetes, is proud to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of Friends for Life® 2013.
Sanofi Diabetes is pleased to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference.
Gold Level Sponsors
Abbott Diabetes Care, a division of global health care company Abbott, is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company manufactures, distributes and markets innovative glucose monitoring systems and offers valuable services to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes care needs. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2013 Friends for Life® conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
Silver Level Sponsors
After years of research, and thousands of in-depth conversations with people with diabetes and their health care providers Tandem Diabetes Care®, has developed the t:slim® the first touch screen insulin delivery system, which has the footprint of a credit card and the design of a smart phone. It is the first insulin pump with a touch screen and an intuitive interface that is easy to learn and easy to use.
Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Insulet's OmniPodÂ® Insulin Management System is a revolutionary insulin infusion system that gives kids the freedom to be kids, and parents the peace of mind of continuous insulin therapy. The OmniPod System packs all the functionality of today's "smart" insulin pumps in two discreet, easy-to-use wireless parts, with virtually pain-free insertion, an integrated FreeStyleÂ® blood glucose meter, and, best of all, no cumbersome tubing. For complete details about the OmniPod System and to read stories from real OmniPod users, please visit www.MyOmniPod.com. Insulet is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor, supporting the Adults with Type 1 programming on both Thursday and Friday at Friends for Life® 2013.
Dexcom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, develops and markets continuous glucose monitoring systems for use by diabetes patients, as well as blood glucose monitoring systems used by healthcare providers in hospital critical care settings. The newest tool available to help people with diabetes manage their condition is the Dexcom G4Â® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system that is currently FDA approved for patients 18 and older. For more information on the Dexcom CGM, please visit www.dexcom.com.
As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, Animas is dedicated to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes through a wide range of products, including the OneTouchÂ® PingÂ® Glucose Management System, and the AnimasÂ® 2020 insulin pump. Animas, from the Latin word meaning â€śtrue inner self or soul,â€ť has been committed since 1996 to meeting individual patient needs through the development of life-performance technology and customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Animas is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of childcare at Friends for Life® 2013! To learn more about Animas, visit www.animas.com.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Medtronic (www.medtronicdiabetes.com) is the world leader in advanced diabetes management solutions. For 30 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives. The company's products include the MiniMedÂ® Revelâ„˘ system, the #1 prescribed insulin pump with integrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and CareLinkÂ® therapy management software. Medtronic is committed to delivering therapies that provide better control and unmatched support for people with diabetes and their care partners. Medtronic is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
Friends of CWD
One of the first sponsors of Children With Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are proud to support this important fun and educational event for families affected by diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission â€“ to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now â€“ is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living insulin free for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing a DRI BioHub, an integrated â€śmini organâ€ť that mimics that native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise insulin needed in real time. The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason â€“ to cure diabetes â€“ which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. In addition to our research funding and leadership, JDRFâ€™s outreach efforts provide practical support and resources for people with type 1 diabetes and their families every step of the way as they live with T1D. JDRF is proud to partner with Children with Diabetes by sponsoring regional and national conferences as a charity partner, and supporting sessions at Friends for Life®. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
Perrigo Diabetes Care is reducing the cost of diabetes management by delivering high quality innovative products along with powerful diabetes educational content supporting retailer store brands. Visit booth # 617 to learn more about our new technologies and innovations:
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